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28th Annual Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center Conference: Emerging Challenges Amid a Global Pandemic - LIVESTREAM

May 24, 2021

Course Directors:  J. Taylor Hays, M.D., Michael V. Burke, Ed.D., and Therese M. Shumaker, M.S., M.A.

The 28th annual Nicotine Dependence Center conference will explore the emerging challenges and opportunities for treating tobacco use disorder in light of the COVID 19 pandemic. This conference will present research and discussion relevant to COVID 19 and Tobacco use disorder (TUD). There are a number of notable associations between the two. TUD may increase the spread of COVID 19 and can impact COVID 19 outcomes. Public health messaging and risk communication has relevance for prevention of both COVID 19 and tobacco use disorder, and recent research has explored the impact for combining COVID 19 and TUD messaging. COVID 19 has also spurred unique opportunities to provide more ways to connect with patients through virtual communication, and social media.

Registration Fee
M.D., DO, Ph.D.$199
Allied Health Professional, Nurses, NP, PA, Retiree$149

Explore the emerging challenges and opportunities in treating tobacco use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic at this livestream CME course. Through presentations, case studies and Q&A, Mayo Clinic experts present timely research and clinical updates on tobacco use disorder and COVID-19 that you can apply to your practice right away. 

Topics include:

  • Associations between tobacco use disorder (TUD) and COVID-19
  • Research-based communication to increase participation in treatment
  • Virtual treatment of TUD
  • Motivational interviewing

Target Audience

This program is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals experienced in working with tobacco dependent patients, and who are interested in incorporating more effective treatment into their practice and/or developing more comprehensive services to meet the needs of highly tobacco dependent patients. Physicians, tobacco treatment specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, psychologists, chemical dependency counselors, respiratory therapists, nurses, dental hygienists, wellness coaches, social workers and other allied health professionals may find the conference beneficial in working with this challenging population of patients.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe associations between COVID 19 and Tobacco Use Disorder.
  • Discuss clinical strategies and best practices for virtual treatment of tobacco use Disorder.
  • Identify research based messaging to increase participation in treatment. 

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 ANCC
  • 6.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
05/24/2021 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
05/24/2021 - 3:45pm

Click here to view the program schedule in your mobile device. 
Internet Live Activity
Rochester, MN
United States

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 6.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 ANCC
  • 6.25 Attendance

This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. Please refer to the Exhibitor Prospectus for additional information. To participate, complete the online submission form below with your company details and returned the signed letter of agreement to Kris Jones.   

Nicotine Dependence Center Virtual Exhibit Hall Form



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